I'm in the 'feasibility' stage of planning a 3 week trip. My friend has a new 4WD SUV, and there will be three of us total. Utah and Colorado seem to be our focus, but were looking at yellowstone and GCanyon too. I prefer a trip that doesn't force us to drive 500 miles every darn day (although I'm willing to drive straight through to get there/get back)!
Upon leaving PA, my friend wants to see the Arch in St. Louis, other than that, we'll be motivated to put on big miles the first few days. We have diverse interests and hope to combine some outdoors activities with site seeing. We will focus on the 4-corners area, but might be interested in going further north to include the tetons/yellowstone if possible. We will live from tents, with an occasional motel stay.
(my) Primary interests:
one of them wants GCanyon as well
I have spent time in yellowstone/tetons but am very happy to return there as I know where some fishing is. I would sacrifice the G canyon is this would make yellowstone more accessible.
Our return to PA would be a straight shot.
Any comments would be welcomed, as would recommendations on sites in Utah & Colorado.